Matthew Scully is a commercial litigator with broad experience of banking, corporate, antitrust and fraud disputes and litigation with an international dimension.
Matthew has over 18 years of experience in international commercial litigation, acting for clients in a range of sectors including tech, pharma, financial services, industrials and professional services. He has experience in relation to financial services disputes, fraud and asset tracing, corporate litigation and antitrust litigation. He has acted for clients involved in overseas disputes, including working extensively with our Moscow office in relation to disputes with a Russian element.
Matthew is a member of our global Corporate Culture team.
- Striking out (at first instance and on appeal) a claim against PwC and two of its partners brought by unsecured creditors.
- Successfully resisting an application for a freezing injunction against a Russian businessman brought by investors in a bank that he had previously jointly owned with his brother.
- Representing one of the bank addressees of the European Commission's statement of objections in its investigation into credit default swaps, which was subsequently terminated without any findings being made against any of the banks.
Global M&A Toolkit
Private international law aspects of smart derivatives contracts utilizing DLT
13 January 2020
Scrutinising anchors and "Nuclear Weapons"
13 November 2019
Attempting to stave off the inevitable
5 September 2019
UK Financial Conduct Authority issues first competition decision
22 February 2019
Privilege and ENRC: Two things we now know, and two we still don't
6 September 2018
Career and qualifications
- Trinity College Dublin (LLB (ling. franc.)) 1997
- Université Toulouse I (Maîtrise en Droit privé) 1998
- Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (BCL) 1999
- Joined Clifford Chance 2000
- Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2002
- Solicitor advocate (civil) 2006
- Partner since 2014